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Re: [suse-security] manpath again
  • From: Frank Steiner <fst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 14:54:26 +0200
  • Message-id: <391AAD82.E15685E1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The hanging manpath call is caused from the script /usr/lib/secchk/

Inside this script there is a line

/bin/csh -f -s << end-of-csh > /dev/null 2>&1

While executing this, /etc/csh.cshrc is called. In this file you find
the line

setenv MANPATH "(unsetenv $MANPATH;`manpath -q`)"

That's the one, at least for my system. But likely it can be caused
from any skript which starts a csh under certain
The question is just *what* circumstances, because calling the
security-daily script from the command line works. But called from
any crontab, it hangs.


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